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The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) research programme invites researchers based in Low-Income Countries (LICs) to submit proposals for its Exploratory Research Grants Programme.
PEDL invites applications in any aspect of private sector development, with a particular emphasis on PEDL’s priority research areas:
- Market frictions, management and organizations
- Trade and macro models - agglomeration and spatial location of firms
- High growth entrepreneurship
- Social compliance and the environment
Proposals which address one or more of three cross-cutting themes – (1) gender; (2) fragile and conflict-affected states; and (3) unlocking data for understanding markets and firms are also encouraged.
The objective of PEDL is to fund cutting-edge, policy-oriented research that will be published in leading academic journals and enter the policy dialogue in low-income countries. Applications will be assessed on the basis of these criteria.
PEDL expects to fund as many as 5-7 grants for amounts up to £40,000. Applicants should propose a two-stage budget, requesting up to £10,000 for initial pilot work and then additional funds conditional on the pilot showing that the full project is promising.
PEDL is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department for International Development (DFID). It offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs) that aim to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2019
Visit the PEDL website for more information, including eligibility and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity and the event, please contact the organizers directly.